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Full text of "Dell: Precision M4600 Service Manual"

Dell™ Precision™ M4600 Owner's Manual 



Regulatory Model P13F 
Regulatory Type P13F001 




Notes, Cautions, and Warnings 

Wk NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your 
computer. 

/\ CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates potential damage to hardware or loss of data if 
instructions are not followed. 

y^ WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or 
death. 



Information in this publication is subject to change without notice. 
© 201 1 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. 

Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is 
strictly forbidden. 

Trademarks used in this text: Dell™, the DELL logo, Dell Precision™, Precision ON™,ExpressCharge™, 
Latitude™, Latitude ON™, OptiPlex™, Vostro™, and Wi-Fi Catcher™ are trademarks of Dell Inc. Intel®, 
Pentium®, Xeon®, Core™, Atom™, Centrino®, and Celeron® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Intel 
Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. AMD® is a registered trademark and AMD Opteron™, 
AMD Phenom™, AMD Sempron™, AMD Athlon™, ATI Radeon™, and ATI FirePro™ are trademarks of 
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Microsoft®, Windows®, MS-DOS®, Windows Vista®, the Windows Vista start 
button, and Office Outlook® are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the 
United States and/or other countries. Blu-ray Disc™ is a trademark owned by the Blu-ray Disc Association 
(BDA) and licensed for use on discs and players. The Bluetooth® word mark is a registered trademark and 
owned by the Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of such mark by Dell Inc. is under license. Wi-Fi® is a 
registered trademark of Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance, Inc. 

Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this publication to refer to either the entities claiming the 
marks and names or their products, Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade 
names other than its own. 

2011-06 

Rev. A00 



Contents 



Notes, Cautions, and Warnings 2 

1 Working on Your Computer 9 

Before Working Inside Your Computer 9 

Recommended Tools 10 

Turning Off Your Computer 11 

After Working Inside Your Computer 11 

2 Secure Digital (SD) Card 13 

Removing The Secure Digital (SD) Card 13 

Installing The Secure Digital (SD) Card 13 

3ExpressCard 15 

Removing The ExpressCard 15 

Installing The ExpressCard 15 

4 Battery 17 

Removing The Battery 17 

Installing The Battery 17 

5 Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card 19 

Removing The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card 19 

Installing The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card 20 

6 Bluetooth Card 21 

Removing The Bluetooth Card 21 

Installing The Bluetooth Card 22 

7 Base Cover 23 

Removing The Base Cover 23 



Installing The Base Cover 24 

8 Keyboard Trim 25 

Removing The Keyboard Trim 25 

Installing The Keyboard Trim 26 

9 Keyboard 27 

Removing The Keyboard 27 

Installing The Keyboard 29 

10 Optical Drive 31 

Removing The Optical Drive 31 

Installing The Optical Drive 32 

11 Hard Drive 33 

Removing The Hard Drive 33 

Installing The Hard Drive 35 

12 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card 37 

Removing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card 37 

Installing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card 38 

13 Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card 39 

Removing The Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card 39 

Installing The Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card 40 

14 Primary Memory 41 

Removing The Primary Memory 41 

Installing The Primary Memory 42 

15 Secondary Memory 43 

Removing The Secondary Memory 43 

Installing The Secondary Memory 44 



16 CPU Fan 45 

Removing The CPU Fan 45 

Installing The CPU Fan 46 

17 Graphics Card Fan 47 

Removing The Graphics Card Fan 47 

Installing The Graphics Card Fan 48 

18 Coin-Cell Battery 49 

Removing The Coin — Cell Battery 49 

Installing The Coin— Cell Battery 50 

19 Palm Rest 51 

Removing The Palm Rest 51 

Installing The Palm Rest 56 

20 CPU and Heatsink 57 

Removing The CPU Heatsink 57 

Installing The CPU Heatsink 58 

21 Processor 59 

Removing The Processor 59 

Installing The Processor 60 

22 Graphics Card Heatsink 61 

Removing The Graphics Card Heatsink 61 

Installing The Graphics Card Heatsink 63 

23 Graphics Card 65 

Removing The Graphics Card 65 

Installing The Graphics Card 66 

24 ExpressCard Module 67 

Removing The ExpressCard Module 67 



Installing The ExpressCard Module 68 

25 Input/Output Board 69 

Removing The Input/Output Board 69 

Installing The Input/Output Board 70 

26DC-inJack 71 

Removing The DC-in Jack 71 

Installing The DC-in Jack 73 

27 Display Assembly 75 

Removing The Display Assembly 75 

Installing The Display Assembly 79 

28 System Board 81 

Removing The System Board 81 

Installing The System Board 85 

29 Touchscreen Display Bezel 87 

Removing The Touchscreen Display Bezel 87 

Installing The Touchscreen Display Bezel 89 

30 Touchscreen Display Panel 91 

Removing The RGB Display Panel 91 

Installing the RGB Display Panel 94 

Removing The Touchscreen Display Panel 94 

Installing The Touchscreen Display Panel 98 

31 Display Bezel 99 

Removing The Non-Touchscreen Display Bezel 99 

Installing The Non-Touchscreen Display Bezel 100 

32 Display Panel 101 

Removing The Non-Touchscreen Display Panel 101 

Installing The Non-Touchscreen Display Panel 103 



33 Camera 105 

Removing The Camera 105 

Installing The Camera 106 

34 Display Hinge Cap Tower 107 

Removing The Display Hinge Cap Tower 107 

Installing The Display Hinge Cap Tower 109 

35 Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Camera Cable 111 

Removing The Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Camera Cable 11 1 

Installing The Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Camera Cable 112 

Removing The RGB Low-voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Cable 112 

Installing The RGB Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Cable 114 

Removing The RGB Camera Cable 114 

Installing The RGB Camera Cable 116 

36 Specifications 117 

Technical Specifications 117 

37 System Setup 123 

System Setup Overview 123 

Entering System Setup 123 

System Setup Menu Options 123 

38 Diagnostics 137 

Device Status Lights 137 

Battery Status Lights 137 

Diagnostics 137 

39 Contacting Dell 141 

Contacting Dell 141 



Working on Your Computer 1 



Before Working Inside Your Computer 

Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential 
damage and to help to ensure your personal safety. Unless otherwise noted, 
each procedure included in this document assumes that the following 
conditions exist: 

• You have performed the steps in Working on Your Computer. 

• You have read the safety information that shipped with your computer. 

• A component can be replaced or-if purchased separately-installed by 
performing the removal procedure in reverse order. 

/^\ WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that 
shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see 
the Regulatory Compliance Homepage atwww.dell.com/regulatory_compliance. 

/\ CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You 
should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your 
product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and 
support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered 
by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the 
product. 

/\ CAUTION: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist 

grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface, such as a 
connector on the back of the computer. 

/\ CAUTION: Handle components and cards with care. Do not touch the components 
or contacts on a card. Hold a card by its edges or by its metal mounting bracket. 
Hold a component such as a processor by its edges, not by its pins. 

/\ CAUTION: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not 
on the cable itself. Some cables have connectors with locking tabs; if you are 
disconnecting this type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before you disconnect 
the cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending 
any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors 
are correctly oriented and aligned. 



Wfa NOTE: The color of your computer and certain components may appear differently 
than shown in this document. 

To avoid damaging your computer, perform the following steps before you begin 
working inside the computer. 

1. Ensure that your work surface is flat and clean to prevent the computer 
cover from being scratched. 

2. Turn off your computer (see Turning Off Your Computer). 

3. If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked) such as the 
optional Media Base or Battery Slice, undock it. 

/\ CAUTION: To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your 
computer and then unplug the cable from the network device. 

4. Disconnect all network cables from the computer. 

5. Disconnect your computer and all attached devices from their electrical 
outlets. 

6. Close the display and turn the computer upside-down on a flat work 
surface. 

Wfa NOTE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery 
before you service the computer. 

7. Remove the main battery (see Batter^. 

8. Turn the computer top-side up. 

9. Open the display. 

10. Press the power button to ground the system board. 

/\ CAUTION: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the 
electrical outlet before opening the display. 

/\ CAUTION: Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by 
touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the 
computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to 
dissipate static electricity, which could harm internal components. 

11. Remove any installed ExpressCards or Smart Cards from the appropriate 
slots. 

Recommended Tools 

The procedures in this document may require the following tools: 
• Small flat-blade screwdriver 



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• #0 Phillips screwdriver 

• #1 Phillips screwdriver 

• Small plastic scribe 

• Flash BIOS update program CD 

Turning Off Your Computer 

/\ CAUTION: To avoid losing data, save and close all open files and exit all open 
programs before you turn off your computer. 

1. Shut down the operating system: 

• In Windows Vista : 

Click Start « , then click the arrow in the lower-right corner of the 
Start menu as shown below, and then click Shut Down. 



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• In Windows XP: 

Click Start — > Turn Off Computer — > Turn Off . The computer turns off 
after the operating system shutdown process is complete. 

2. Ensure that the computer and all attached devices are turned off. If your 
computer and attached devices did not automatically turn off when you 
shut down your operating system, press and hold the power button for 
about 4 seconds to turn them off. 

After Working Inside Your Computer 

After you complete any replacement procedure, ensure you connect any 
external devices, cards, and cables before turning on your computer. 

/\ CAUTION: To avoid damage to the computer, use only the battery designed for this 
particular Dell computer. Do not use batteries designed for other Dell computers. 

1. Connect any external devices, such as a port replicator, battery slice, or 
media base, and replace any cards, such as an ExpressCard. 

2. Connect any telephone or network cables to your computer. 



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/\ CAUTION: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network device 
and then plug it into the computer. 

3. Replace the battery. 

4. Connect your computer and all attached devices to their electrical outlets. 

5. Turn on your computer. 



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Secure Digital (SD) Card 

Removing The Secure Digital (SD) Card 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Press in the Secure Digital (SD) memory card to release it. 




3. Slide the SD memory card out of the computer. 




Installing The Secure Digital (SD) Card 

1. Locate the Secure Digital (SD) memory card compartment on the left side of 
the chassis. 

2. Push the SD memory card into the compartment until it is fully engaged 
with a click sound. 



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ExpressCard 



Removing The ExpressCard 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Press in on the ExpressCard gently to release it from the computer. 




3. Grasp the ExpressCard and pull out to release from the system. 




Installing The ExpressCard 

1. Slide the expressCard into its slot until it clicks into place. 

2. Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer 



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Battery 



Removing The Battery 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Slide the battery release latch into the unlock position. 




3. Remove the battery from the system. 




Installing The Battery 

1. Slide the battery back into the system. 

2. The battery release latch will automatically click back to the locked 
position. 

3. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer 



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Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) 
Card 5 

Removing The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Slide the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card outward away from the 
slot. 




4. Pull out the SIM from the slot. 




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Installing The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card 

1. Locate the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card slot in the battery 
compartment. 

2. Push the SIM card into the slot until it is fully engaged. 

3. Replace the Battery. 

4. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer 



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Bluetooth Card 



Removing The Bluetooth Card 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Slide the Bluetooth door upward and release from the slot. 




4. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable from the Bluetooth card. 




5. Remove the single screw securing the Bluetooth card in place. 



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6. Remove the Bluetooth card. 




Installing The Bluetooth Card 

1. Place the Bluetooth card on the Bluetooth door and align with the screw 
hole. 

2. Tighten the single screw to secure the Bluetooth card in place. 

3. Connect the Bluetooth cable to the Bluetooth card. 

4. Locate the Bluetooth door compartment. 

5. Slide the Bluetooth door onto the compartment until the tab is fully 
engaged. 

6. Install the Battery. 

7. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Base Cover 



Removing The Base Cover 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Remove the screws that secure the base cover to the computer. 




4. Press the rubber feet towards the rear of the system to disengage the 
bottom door. 




5. Remove the base cover from the computer. 



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Installing The Base Cover 

1. Slide the bottom door downwards and towards the front of the system. 

2. Tighten the screws that secure the base cover to the computer. 

3. Install the Battery. 

4. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Keyboard Trim 



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Removing The Keyboard Trim 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Using a plastic scribe, pry under the keyboard trim to release it from the 
computer. 




4. Work your way around the sides and bottom edge of the keyboard trim. 




5. Lift up to remove the keyboard trim from the unit. 



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Installing The Keyboard Trim 

1. Align the keyboard trim with the tabs on the top of the palm rest. 

2. Press downwards along the bottom edge to latch on the tabs until clicks 
are heard. 

3. Work your way around the sides and top edge of the keyboard trim. 

4. Install the Battery. 

5. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer 



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Keyboard 



Removing The Keyboard 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Remove the Keyboard trim. 

4. Remove the screws securing the keyboard in place. 




5. Starting from the bottom of the keyboard, separate the keyboard from the 
system and turn the keyboard over. 




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6. Disconnect the keyboard data cable from the system board. 



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7. Remove the keyboard. 




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8. Peel back the adhesive tape securing the keyboard data cable to the back 
of the keyboard. 




9. Disconnect the keyboard data cable from the back of the keyboard. 



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10. Peel the keyboard data cable away from the keyboard and remove. 




Installing The Keyboard 

1. Connect the keyboard data cable to the back of the keyboard. 

2. Replace the adhesive tape to secure the keyboard data cable to the back of 
the keyboard. 

3. Connect the keyboard data cable to the system board. 

4. Place the keyboard on the palm rest and align the screw holes. 

5. Tighten the keyboard screws. 

6. Install the keyboard Trim. 

7. Install the battery. 

8. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Optical Drive 



10 



Removing The Optical Drive 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover 

4. Remove the screw securing the optical drive in place. 




5. Remove the optical drive from the computer. 




6. Remove the screws securing the optical drive bracket. 



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7. Remove the optical drive bracket from the drive. 




Installing The Optical Drive 

1. Tighten the screws to secure the bracket to the back of the optical drive. 

2. Slide the optical drive into the compartment on the right side of the chassis. 

3. Tighten the screw to secure the optical drive to the computer. 

4. Install the base cover. 

5. Install the battery. 

6. Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer. 



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Hard Drive 



11 



Removing The Hard Drive 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Remove the Base Cover 

4. Remove the screws securing the hard drive bracket in place. 




5. Remove the screw securing the hard drive latch in place. 




6. Slide the hard drive release latch into the unlock position. 



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7. Remove the hard drive bracket from the system. 




8. Flex the hard drive bracket outward and press the hard drive upwards from 
the bottom. 




9. Remove the hard drive from the hard drive bracket. 



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Installing The Hard Drive 

1. Align the hard drive to the hard drive bracket. 

2. Slide the hard drive into the hard drive bracket. 

3. Slide the hard drive onto its compartment towards the connector on the 
system board. 

4. Tighten the screw securing the hard drive latch in place. 

5. Tighten the screws securing the hard drive in place. 

6. Install the Base Cover. 

7. Install the Battery. 

8. Follow the procedures in After working inside your computer. 



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36 



Wireless Local Area Network 
(WLAN)Card 12 

Removing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Remove the Base Cover 

4. Disconnect any antennas that may be connected to the WLAN card. 




5. Remove the screw that secures the WLAN card to the computer. 




6. Remove the WLAN card. 



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Installing The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Card 

1. Slide the WLAN card into its slot. 

2. Tighten the single screw securing the WLAN card in place. 

3. Connect the antennas according to the color code on the WLAN card. 

4. Install the Base Cover. 

5. Install the Battery. 

6. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Wireless Wide Area Network 
(WWAN)Card 13 

Removing The Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Remove the Base Cover 

4. Disconnect any antennas that may be connected to the Wireless Wide 
Area Network (WWAN) card. 




5. Remove the screw securing the WWAN in place. 




6. Remove the WWAN card. 



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Installing The Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Card 

1. Slide the Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) card into its slot. 

2. Tighten the screw securing the WWAN card in place. 

3. Connect the antennas according to the color code on the WWAN card. 

4. Install the Base Cover. 

5. Install the Battery. 

6. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Primary Memory 



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Removing The Primary Memory 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Remove the Base Cover 

4. Gently pry the retention clips away from the memory modules. 




5. Remove the memory modules from the computer. 




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Installing The Primary Memory 

1. Locate the memory slot in the system. 

2. Insert the memory into the memory socket. 

3. Press down on the memory module until the securing clips secure the 
memory module in place. 

4. Install the Base Cover. 

5. Install the Battery. 

6. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Secondary Memory 



15 



Removing The Secondary Memory 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Remove the Keyboard Trim. 

4. Remove the Keyboard. 

5. Gently pry the retention clips away from the memory module. 




6. Remove the memory module from the computer. 




7. Gently pry the retention clips away from the memory module. 



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8. Remove the memory module from the computer. 




Installing The Secondary Memory 

1. Locate the memory slot in the system. 

2. Insert the memory module into the memory socket. 

3. Press down on the memory module until the securing clips secure the 
memory in place. 

4. Insert the memory module into the memory socket. 

5. Press down on the memory module until the securing clips secure the 
memory module in place. 

6. Install the Keyboard. 

7. Install the Keyboard Trim. 

8. Install the Battery. 

9. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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CPU Fan 



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Removing The CPU Fan 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Remove the Base Cover 

4. Disconnectthe CPU fan cable. 




5. Remove the screws securing the CPU fan in place. 




6. Remove the CPU fan from the system. 



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Installing The CPU Fan 

1. Locate the CPU fan compartment in the system. 

2. Tighten the screws securing the CPU fan in place. 

3. Connectthe CPU fan cable. 

4. Install the Battery. 

5. Install the Base Cover. 

6. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Graphics Card Fan 



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Removing The Graphics Card Fan 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover 

4. Disconnectthe graphics card fan cable. 




5. Remove the screws securing the graphics card fan in place. 




6. Remove the graphics card fan from the system. 



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Installing The Graphics Card Fan 

1. Locate the graphics card fan compartment in the system. 

2. Tighten the two screws securing the graphics card fan in place. 

3. Connectthe graphics card fan cable. 

4. Install the battery. 

5. Install the base cover. 

6. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Coin-Cell Battery 



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Removing The Coin — Cell Battery 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Battery. 

3. Remove the Base Cover 

4. Disconnect the coin — cell battery. 




5. Pry up the coin — cell battery from the adhesive. 




6. Remove the coin — cell battery from the system. 



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Installing The Coin — Cell Battery 

1. Attach the coin — cell battery to the coin cell compartment. 

2. Connect the coin — cell battery to the system board. 

3. Install the Battery. 

4. Install the Base Cover. 

5. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Palm Rest 



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Removing The Palm Rest 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover 

4. Removethe keyboard trim. 

5. Remove the keyboard. 

6. Removethe optical drive. 

7. Remove the hard drive. 

8. Remove the screws at the bottom of the computer. 




9. Loosen the captive screw at the bottom of the system. 




10. Remove the screws securing the palm rest. 



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11. Loosen the captive screws. 




12. Disconnectthe speaker cable. 




13. Disconnectthe media board cable. 



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14. Disconnectthe touchpad cable. 




15. Disconnectthe Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cable. 




16. Disconnectthe fingerprint reader cable. 



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17. Disconnect the power button cable. 




18. Lift up the left edge of the palm rest assembly. 




19. Release the tabs along the edges of the palmrest. 



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20. Remove the palm rest. 



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Installing The Palm Rest 

1. Align the two metal anchors at the bottom edge of the palm rest to the 
anchor hooks on the system. 

2. Starting from the right edge of the palm rest press downwards on the 
system to engage the tabs. 

3. Work your way around the edges and ensure the tabs are fully engaged. 

4. Connect all cables to the palm rest. 

5. Press down on the memory module until the securing clips secure the 
memory module in place. 

6. Tighten the captive screws securing the palm rest in place. 

7. Tighten the screws securing the palm rest in place. 

8. Tighten the screws on the bottom of the system securing the palm rest in 
place. 

9. I n st a 1 1 1 h e hard drive. 

10. Install the optical drive. 

11. Install the keyboard. 

12. Install the keyboard trim. 

13. Install the base cover. 

14. Install the battery. 

15. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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CPU and Heatsink 20 



Removing The CPU Heatsink 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover 

4. Removethe keyboard trim. 

5. Remove the keyboard. 

6. Removethe optical disc drive. 

7. Remove the hard drive. 

8. Removethe CPU fan. 

9. Remove the palm rest. 

10. Loosen the captive screws (1 > 2 > 3 ) on the heatsink. 




11. Lift up the CPU heatsink and remove from the system. 



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Installing The CPU Heatsink 



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8. 

9. 

10. 

11. 



Locate the heatsink compartment on the system. 

Tighten the captive screws (1 > 2 > 3). Ensure the heatsink is properly 
aligned and seated over the processor. 



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the palm rest. 
the CPU fan. 
the hard drive. 
the optical disc drive. 
the keyboard. 
the keyboard trim. 
the base cover. 
the battery. 



Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Processor 21 

Removing The Processor 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover 

4. Remove the keyboard trim. 

5. Remove the keyboard. 

6. Remove the optical drive. 

7. Remove the hard drive. 

8. Remove the CPU fan. 

9. Remove the palm rest. 

10. Remove the CPU heatsink 

11. Rotate the processor cam lock in a counter-clockwise direction to the 
unlock position. 




12. Remove the processor. 



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Installing The Processor 



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2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

10. 

11. 

12. 



Insert the processor into the processor socket. Ensure the processor is 
properly seated. 

Tighten the cam lock in a clockwise direction to the locked position. 



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the CPU Heatsink. 
the palm rest. 
the CPU fan. 
the hard drive. 
the optical drive. 
the keyboard. 
the keyboard trim. 
the base cover. 
the battery. 



Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Graphics Card Heatsink 



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Removing The Graphics Card Heatsink 



Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

Remove the battery. 

Remove the base cover. 

Remove the keyboard trim. 

Remove the keyboard. 

Remove the optical drive. 

Remove the hard drive. 

8. Remove the CPU fan. 

9. Remove the palm rest. 

10. Remove the CPU heatsink. 

11. Disconnect any antennas connected to installed wireless solutions. 




12. Remove the antennas from the routing channels. 



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13. Loosen the four captive screws (1 > 2 > 3 > 4) on the heatsink. 




14. Lift up the graphics card heatsink and remove from the system. 



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Installing The Graphics Card Heatsink 

1. Locate the heatsink compartment on the computer. 

2. Tighten the captive screws (1 > 2 > 3). Ensure the heatsink is properly 
aligned and seated over the graphics processor. 

3. Tighten the screw securing the graphics card heatsink in place. 

4. Connectthe graphics card fan cable. 

5. Push the antennas through the opening to the bottom of the computer. 

6. Secure the antennas to the routing channels. 

7. Connect the antennas to the installed wireless slots. 

8. Install the CPU heatsink. 

9. Install the palm rest. 

10. Install the CPU fan. 

11. Install the secondary hard drive. 

12. Install the primary hard drive. 

13. Install the optical drive. 

14. Install the keyboard. 

15. Install the keyboard trim. 

16. Install the base cover. 

17. Install the battery. 

18. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Graphics Card 23 

Removing The Graphics Card 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover 

4. Remove the keyboard trim. 

5. Remove the keyboard. 

6. Remove the optical drive. 

7. Remove the hard drive. 

8. Remove the CPU fan. 

9. Remove the palm rest. 

10. Remove the CPU heatsink 

11. Remove the graphics heatsink. 

12. Remove the two screws securing the graphics card in place. 




13. Remove the graphics card. 



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2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

10. 

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12. 

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Locate the graphics card slot on the system. 

Tighten the screws securing the graphics card in place. 



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the graphics heatsink. 
the CPU heatsink. 
the palm rest 
the CPU fan. 
the hard drive. 
the optical drive. 
the keyboard. 
the keyboard trim. 
the base cover. 
the battery. 



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ExpressCard Module 24 



Removing The ExpressCard Module 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover 

4. Remove the keyboard trim. 

5. Remove the keyboard. 

6. Remove the optical drive. 

7. Remove the hard drive. 

8. Remove the palm rest. 

9. Disconnectthe ExpressCard cable. 




10. Remove the screws securing the ExpressCard module in place. 



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11. Remove the ExpressCard module. 




Installing The ExpressCard Module 

1. Place the ExpressCard module in the system and tighten the three screws 
securing the ExpressCard module in place. 



2. 


Connect the ExpressCarc 


3. 


Install the palm rest. 


4. 


Install the hard drive. 


5. 


Install the optical drive. 


6. 


Install the keyboard. 


7. 


Install the keyboard trim. 


8. 


Install the base cover. 


9. 


Install the battery. 



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Input/Output Board 25 



Removing The Input/Output Board 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover 

4. Removethe keyboard trim. 

5. Remove the keyboard. 

6. Removethe optical drive. 

7. Remove the hard drive. 

8. Remove the palm rest. 

9. Disconnectthe ExpressCard cable. 




10. Remove the screws securing the Input/Output (I/O) board in place. 



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11. Lift the right edge of the I/O board upwards to disengage the connector and 
remove from the system. 




Installing The Input/Output Board 

1. Place the Input/Output (I/O) board on the system and ensure the connector 
is properly engaged to the matching connector on the system board. 

2. Tighten the single screw securing the I/O board in place. 

3. Connect the ExpressCard cable. 

4. Install the palm rest 

5. I n sta 1 1 1 h e hard drive. 

6. I n sta 1 1 1 h e optical drive. 

7. Install the keyboard. 

8. I n sta 1 1 1 h e keyboard trim. 

9. Install the base cover. 

10. Install the battery. 

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DC-in Jack 



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Removing The DC-in Jack 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover 

4. Removethe keyboard trim. 

5. Remove the keyboard. 

6. Removethe optical drive. 

7. Remove the hard drive. 

8. Remove the WLAN card. 

9. Removethe WWAN card. 

10. Removethe CPU fan. 

1 1 . Remove the graphics fan. 

12. Remove the palm rest. 

13. Removethe CPU heatsink 

14. Removethe graphics heatsink. 

15. Removethe graphics card. 

16. Remove the Input/Output board. 

17. Remove the display assembly. 

18. Remove the system board. 

19. Remove the DC-in cable from the routing channel. 



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20. Remove the DC-in jack. 



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Installing The DC-in Jack 

1. Place the DC-in jack in the system. 

2. Place the DC-in bracket in the system and tighten the single screw 
securing it in place. 

Connect the DC-in cable to the system board. 



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the Input/Output board. 
the CPU heatsink 
the palm rest. 
the CPU fan. 
the hard drive. 
the optical drive. 
the keyboard. 
the keyboard trim. 
the base cover. 
the battery. 



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Display Assembly 



27 



Removing The Display Assembly 



Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

Remove the battery. 

Remove the base cover 

Remove the keyboard trim. 

Remove the keyboard. 

Remove the optical drive. 

Remove the hard drive 

Remove the palm rest. 

Disconnect any antennas connected to installed wireless solutions. 




10. Remove the antennas from the routing channels. 



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11. Remove the screws at the bottom of the computer. 




12. Remove the two screws at the rear of the computer. 




13. Pull the antennas through the opening to the top of the computer. 



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14. Loosen the captive screws securing the Low-voltage Differential Signaling 
(LVDS) cable in place. 




15. Disconnectthe LVDS cable. 




16. Disconnectthe camera cable. 



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17. Remove the screws securing the display assembly in place. 




18. Remove the display assembly. 



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Installing The Display Assembly 

1. Attach the display assembly to the base of the computer. 

2. Tighten the screws on the display assembly securing it in place. 

3. Tighten the screws on the rear of the system securing the display assembly 
in place. 

4. Tighten the screws on the bottom of the system securing the display 
assembly in place. 

5. Connect the camera cable to the system board. 

6. Connect the LVDS cable to the system board and tighten the two captive 
screws securing the LVDS cable in place. 

7. Push the antennas through the opening to the bottom of the computer. 

8. Secure the antennas to the routing channels. 

9. Connect antennas to installed wireless solutions. 

10. Install the palm rest. 

11. Install the hard drive. 

12. Install the optical drive. 

13. Install the keyboard. 

14. I n st a 1 1 1 h e keyboard trim. 

15. Install the base cover. 

16. Install the battery. 

17. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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System Board 28 

Removing The System Board 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the Secure Digital (SD) card. 

3. Remove the battery. 

4. Remove the base cover. 

5. Remove the keyboard trim. 

6. Remove the keyboard. 

7. Remove the optical drive. 

8. Remove the hard drive. 

9. Remove the WLAN card. 

10. Remove the WWAN card. 

1 1 . Remove the primary memory. 

12. Remove the secondary memory. 

13. Remove the CPU fan. 

14. Remove the graphics fan. 

15. Remove the palm rest. 

16. Remove the CPU heatsink. 

17. Remove the processor. 

1 8. Remove the graphics heatsink. 

19. Remove the graphics card. 

20. Remove the Input/Output board. 

21 . Remove the display assembly. 

22. Disconnect the coin — cell battery cable. 



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23. Disconnect the Bluetooth cable on the top side of the system board. 




24. Disconnect the wireless switch cable. 




25. Remove the screws securing the hinge cover in place. 



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26. Remove the hinge cover. 




27. Remove the screws securing the system board in place. 




28. Gently lift the bottom edge of the system board assembly and raise it to a 
20-degree angle. 



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29. Disconnectthe DC-in cable. 




30. Remove the system board. 



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Installing The System Board 



1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

10. 

11. 

12. 

13. 

14. 

15. 

16. 

17. 

18. 

19. 

20. 

21. 

22. 

23. 

24. 

25. 

26. 



Align the system board to the port connectors on the rear of the chassis 
and place the system board in the computer. 

Tighten the screws securing the system board in place. 

Connect the DC-in cable. 

Connect the Bluetooth cable 

Connect the wireless switch. 

Connect the coin — cell battery on the bottom side of the computer. 



the display assembly. 

the Input/Output board. 

the graphics card. 

the graphics card heatsink. 

the processor. 

the CPU heatsink. 

the palm rest. 

the graphics card fan. 

the CPU fan. 

the secondary memory. 

the primary memory. 

the WWANcard. 

the WLANcard. 

the hard drive. 

the optical drive. 

the keyboard. 

the keyboard trim. 

the base cover. 

the battery. 



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Touchscreen Display Bezel 



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Removing The Touchscreen Display Bezel 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the screw covers. 




4. Remove the screws securing the display bezel in place. 




5. Carefully pry up the top edge of the display bezel. 



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6. Pry up the left edge of the display bezel. 




7. Pry up the bottom edge of the display bezel. 




8. Work your way around the right edge of the display bezel. 




9. Remove the display bezel. 




Installing The Touchscreen Display Bezel 

1. Place the display bezel on the computer. 

2. Starting from the bottom edge, press downward on the display bezel to 
engage the tabs. 

3. Work your way around the sides and top edge. 

4. Tighten the screws securing the display bezel in place. 

5. Replace the screw covers. 

6. Install the battery. 

7. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer 



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Touchscreen Display Panel 



30 



Removing The RGB Display Panel 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Removethe touchscreen display bezel. 

4. Remove the screws on the left side securing the display panel in place. The 
screws are partially hidden by the cables. Lift up the cables before 
removing the screws. 




5. Remove the screws on the right side securing the display panel in place. 




6. Flip over the display panel. 



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7. Peel backthe adhesives and disconnectthe low-voltage differential 
signaling (LVDS) cable from the back of the display panel. 




8. Peel backthe adhesives and disconnectthe RGB cable from the back of 
the display panel. 




9. Remove the display panel from the display assembly. 



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10. Remove the screws securing the display bracket to the display panel. 




11. Remove the display bracket. 



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Installing the RGB Display Panel 

1. Align the display bracket with the display panel and tighten the screws 
securing the display bracket in place. 

2. Connect the Low-voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) cable to the back of 
the display panel and replace the adhesives securing the LVDS cable in 
place. 

3. Connect the RGB cable to the back of the display panel and replace the 
adhesives securing the RGB cable in place. 

4. Tighten the screws securing the display panel in place. 

5. Tighten the screws on the left side of the display panel securing the display 
panel in place. 

6. Install the touch screen display bezel. 

7. Install the battery. 

8. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 

Removing The Touchscreen Display Panel 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer. 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Removethe touchscreen display bezel. 

4. Remove the screws on the left side securing the display panel in place. The 
screws are partially hidden by the cables. Lift up the cables before 
removing the screws. 



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5. Remove the screws on the right side securing the display panel in place. 




6. Flip over the display panel. 




7. Peel backthe adhesives and disconnectthe low-voltage differential 
signaling (LVDS) cable from the back of the display panel. 



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8. Disconnectthe digitizer cable. 




9. Remove the screws securing the digitizer in place. 




10. Remove the touchscreen display panel. 



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11. Remove the screws securing the display bracket to the display panel. 




12. Remove the display bracket. 



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Installing The Touchscreen Display Panel 

1. Align the display bracket with the display panel and tighten the four screws 
securing the display bracket in place. 

2. Place the digitizer board in the computer. 

3. Tight the screws securing the digitizer board in place. 

4. Connectthe digitizer cable. 

5. Connect the low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) cable to the back of 
the display panel and replace to adhesives securing the LVDS cable in 
place. 

6. Tighten the screws securing the display panel in place. 

7. Tighten the screws on the left side of the display panel securing the display 
panel in place. 

8. I n st a 1 1 1 h e touchscreen display bezel. 

9. Install the battery. 

10. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Display Bezel 



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Removing The Non-Touchscreen Display Bezel 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Carefully pry up the top edge of the display bezel. 




4. Work your way around the bottom edge and sides of the display bezel and 
remove the display bezel. 




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Installing The Non-Touchscreen Display Bezel 

1. Place the display bezel on the computer. 

2. Starting from the bottom edge, press downward on the display bezel to 
engage the tabs. 

3. Work your way around the sides and top edge. 

4. Tighten the screws securing the display bezel in place. 

5. Replace the screw covers. 

6. Install the battery. 

7. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer 



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Display Panel 



32 



Removing The Non-Touchscreen Display Panel 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the display bezel. 

4. Remove the screws on the right side securing the display panel in place. 
The screws are partially hidden by the cables. Lift up the cables before 
removing the screws. 




5. Remove the screws securing the display panel in place. 




6. Flip over the display panel. 



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7. Peel backthe adhesives and disconnectthe low-voltage differential 
signaling (LVDS) cable from the back of the display panel. 




8. Remove the display panel from the display assembly. 




9. Remove the screws securing the display bracket to the display panel. 



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10. Remove the display bracket. 




Installing The Non-Touchscreen Display Panel 

1. Align the display bracket with the display panel and tighten the screws 
securing the display bracket in place. 

2. Connectthe digitizer cable. 

3. Connect the low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) cable to the back of 
the display panel and replace the adhesives securing the LVDS cable in 
place. 

4. Tighten the screws securing the display panel in place. 

5. Tighten the screws on the left side of the display panel securing the display 
panel in place. 

6. Install the display bezel. 

7. Install the battery. 

8. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



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Camera 



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Removing The Camera 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the standard display bezel ox the touchscreen display bezel 

4. Remove the standard display panel ox the touchscreen display panel 

5. Disconnectthe camera cable. 




6. Loosen the screw securing the camera and microphone module. 




7. Lift and remove the camera and microphone module. 



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Installing The Camera 

1. Place the camera and microphone module on the display cover and tighten 
the screw securing the camera and microphone module in place. 

2. Connect the camera cable to the camera and microphone module. 

3. Install the battery. 

4. I n st a 1 1 1 h e standard display panel o r t h e touchscreen display panel 

5. I n st a 1 1 1 h e standard display bezel o r t h e touchscreen display bezel 

6. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer 



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Display Hinge Cap Tower 34 

Removing The Display Hinge Cap Tower 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover 

4. Remove the keyboard trim. 

5. Remove the keyboard. 

6. Remove the optical drive. 

7. Remove the hard drive. 

8. Remove the palm rest. 

9. Remove the display assembly. 

10. Remove the standard display bezel ox the touchscreen display bezel. 

11. Remove the standard display panel ox the touchscreen display panel. 

12. Remove the screws securing the display hinges in place. 




13. Remove the display hinge caps. 



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14. Remove the display hinges. 




15. Release the display hinge towers from the cables and remove the hinge 
towers. 



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Installing The Display Hinge Cap Tower 

1. Insert the display hinge towers with the open end facing inward and ensure 
the cables and antennas are not pinched. 



2. 


Insert the display hinges into the display hinge towers. 


3. 


Insert the display hinge caps at the ends of the hinge towers. 


4. 


Tighten the screws securing the display hinges in place. 


5. 


Install the standard display panel or \\\e touchscreen display panel. 


6. 


Install the standard display bezel or \\\e touchscreen display bezel. 


7. 


Install the display assembly. 


8. 


Install the palm rest. 


9. 


Install the hard drive. 


10. 


Install the optical drive. 


11. 


Install the keyboard. 


12. 


Install the keyboard trim. 


13. 


Install the base cover. 


14. 


Install the battery. 



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Removing The Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Camera Cable 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover 

4. Removethe keyboard trim. 

5. Remove the keyboard. 

6. Removethe optical drive. 

7. Remove the hard drive. 

8. Remove the palm rest. 

9. Removethe display assembly. 

10. Removethe standard display bezel o r th e touchscreen display bezel. 

1 1 . Remove the standard display panel ox the touchscreen display panel. 

12. Removethe display hinge, hinge cap, hinge tower. 

13. Disconnect the low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) and camera cable 
from the camera. 




14. Pry up the LVDS and camera cable from the display cover. 



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Installing The Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Camera Cable 

1. Secure the low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) cable to its routing 
channel. 

2. Replace the adhesives to secure the LVDS and camera cable in place. 

3. Connectthe LVDS and camera cable to the camera. 

4. Install the display hinge, hinge cap, hinge tower. 

5. Install the standard display panel ox the touchscreen display panel 

6. Install the standard display bezel ox the touchscreen display bezel 

7 . I n st a 1 1 1 h e display assembly 

8. Install the palm rest 

9. Install the hard drive. 

10. Install the optical drive. 

11. Install the keyboard. 

12. Install the keyboard trim. 

13. Install the base cover. 

14. Install the battery. 

15. Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 

Removing The RGB Low-voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Cable 

1. Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer. 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Remove the base cover. 

4. Remove the keyboard trim. 

5. Remove the keyboard. 

6. Remove the optical drive. 

7. Remove the hard drive. 
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8. Remove the palm rest. 

9. Remove the display assembly. 



cover and remove the LVDS cable. 



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1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

10. 

11. 

12. 

13. 

14. 



Place the low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) cable on the display 
cover. 

Replace the adhesives to secure the LVDS cable in place. 



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the display hinge, hinge cap, hinge tower 

the RGB display panel. 

the touch screen display bezel 

the display assembly 

the palm rest 

the hard drive. 

the optical drive. 

the keyboard. 

the keyboard trim. 

the base cover. 

the battery. 



Follow the procedures in After Working Inside Your Computer. 



Removing The RGB Camera Cable 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 

8. 

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10. 



Follow the procedures in Before Working On Your Computer. 

Remove the battery. 

Remove the base cover. 

Remove the keyboard trim. 

Remove the keyboard. 

Remove the optical drive. 

Remove the hard drive. 

Remove the palm rest. 

Remove the display assembly. 

Remove the touch screen display bezel. 




15. Pry up the camera cable from the display cover and remove the camera 
cable. 



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Installing The RGB Camera Cable 

Place the camera cable on the display cover. 

Replace the adhesives to secure the camera cable in place. 

Connect the camera cable to the camera and microphone module. 

the RGB Low- Voltage Differential Signaling (L VDS) cable. 

the display hinge, hinge cap, hinge tower. 

the RGB display panel. 

the touch screen display bezel. 

the display assembly. 

the palm rest. 

the hard drive. 

the optical drive. 

the keyboard. 

the keyboard trim. 

the base cover. 

the battery. 
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Specifications 



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Technical Specifications 

|^j NOTE: Offerings may vary by region. For more information regarding the 

configuration of your computer, click Start W (or Start in Windows XP) Help and 
Support, and then select the option to view information about your computer. 

Processor 



Processor type 



Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core 
Intel Core i7 Quad Extreme 
Intel Core i7 Quad Core 



L1 cache 




Up to 256 KB cache depending i 


Dn processortype 


L2 cache 




Up to 8 MB cache depending on processortype 


Memory 








Type 




DDR3 




Speed 




1333 MHz and 1600 MHz (faster Ul) 


Connectors: 








Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core 


two DIMM slots 




processors 








Intel Core i7 Quad Core and i7 Quad four DIMM slots 




Extreme processors 








Capacity 




1 GB,2GB,4GB,and8GB 




Minimum Memory 




2 GB 




Maximum memory: 








Intel Core i5 and i7 Dual Core 


16GB 




processors 








Intel Core i7 Quad Core and i7 Quad 32 GB 




Extreme processors 









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Video 

Type 

Data bus 

Video controller and 
memory: 

M4600 



M6600 



discrete 
integrated video 



AMD FirePro M5950 Mobility Pro Graphics with 1 GB 
GDDR5 

NVIDIA Quadro 1000M with 2 GB GDDR3 

NVIDIA Quadro 2000M with 2 GB GDDR3 

AMD FirePro M8900 Mobility Pro Graphics with 2 GB 
GDDR5 

NVIDIA Quadro 3000M with 2 GB GDDR5 

NVIDIA Quadro 4000M with 2 GB GDDR5 

NVIDIA Quadro 5010M with 4GB GDDR5 



Audio 



Integrated 
Communication 



dual-channel High-Definition audio 



Network adapter 
Wireless 



network interface card capable of 
10/100/1000 Mb/s communication 

• internal wireless local area network 
(WLAN) 

• internal wireless wide area network 
(WWAN) 

• internal WiMax 

• Bluetooth wireless support 



System Information 



System Chipset 
DMA Channels 



Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset 

two 82C37 DMA controllers with seven 
independently programmable channels 



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System Information 



Interrupt Levels 



BIOS Chip (NVRAM) 



Expansion Bus 



Integrated I/O APIC capability with 24 
interrupts 

8 Mb (256 KB) 



Bus Type 

Bus Speed 

BIOS Chip (NVRAM) 

External Connectors 



PCI 2.3, PCI Express 1.0, SATA 1.0A and 
2.0, USB 2.0 

PCIeX16 

8 Mb (256 KB) 



Audio 

Network Adapter 

USB 2.0 

USB 3.0 

eSATAUJSB 2.0 

IEEE 

Video 



two connectors for line-out and line-in/ 
microphone 

one RJ45 connector 

two 

two 

one 

one 4-pin IEEE connector 

15-pin VGA connector, 19-pin HDMI 
connector, 2-pin DisplayPort connector 



Battery 



Type lithium ion 

Wfa NOTE: The Dell Precision M6600 Mobile Workstation only supports a 9— cell battery. 

Dimensions (6-cell / 9-cell / 9-cell long cycle life (LCL)): 
Depth 80 mm (3.14 inches) 

Height 190 mm (7.48 inches) 

Width 20 mm (0.78 inches) 

Weight 



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Battery 



Voltage 

Temperature range: 
Operating 
Non-operating 

Coin-cell battery 



365 g (0.80 lb) (6-cell) 

500 g (1.10 lb) (9-cell/9-cell LCL) 

11.10V 

Cto35°C(32 Fto95°F) 
-40 Cto65°C(-40 Fto149°F) 
3 VCR2032 lithium ion cell 



AC Adapter 



M4600 



M6600 



Input voltage 

Input current (maximum) 

Input frequency 

Output power 

Output current 

Rated output voltage 

Dimensions: 

Height 

Width 

Depth 
Temperature range: 

Operating 

Non Operating 



100 VAC to 240 VAC 

2.50 A 

50 Hz to 60 Hz 

180 W 

9.23 A 

19.50 VDC 

180 W 

30 mm (1.18 inches) 

155 mm (6.10 inches) 

76 mm (2.99 inches) 



100 VAC to 240 VAC 

3.50 A 

50 Hz to 60 Hz 

240 W 

12.30 A 

19.50 VDC 

240 W 

25.40 mm (1 inch) 

200 mm (7.87 inches) 

100 mm (3.93 inches) 



Cto40°C(32 Fto104°F) 
-40 Cto65°C(-40 Fto149°F) 



Contactless Smart Card 



Supported Smart Cards and IS014443A — 160 kbps, 212 kbps, 424 kbps, and 848 
Technologies kbps 



IS014443B — 160 kbps, 212 kbps, 424 kbps, and 848 
kbps 



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Contactless Smart Card 



IS015693 
HID iCIass 

FIPS201 
NXP Desfire 



Physical 



M4600 



M6600 



Height 
Width 
Depth 
Weight (Minimum) 

Environmental 



36.5 mm (1.44 inches) 
376 mm (14.80 inches) 
256 mm (10.08 inches) 



37.20 mm (1.46 inches) 
416.70 mm (16.41 inches) 
270.60 mm (10.65 inches) 



2.77 kg (6.1 1 lb with 6-cell 3.52 kg (7.77 lb with 9-cell 
and airbay) and airbay) 



Temperature range: 

Operating 

Storage 
Relative humidity (maximum): 

Operating 

Storage 
Maximum vibration: 

Operating 

Storage 
Maximum shock: 

Operating 

Storage 
Altitude: 

Operating 

Storage 



Cto35°C(32 Fto95°F) 
-40 Cto65°C(-40 Fto149°F) 

10 % to 90 % (non-condensing) 
5 % to 95 % (non-condensing) 

0.66 GRMS 
1.3GRMS 

140 G 
163 G 

-1 5.2 m to 3048 m (-50 ft to 1 0,000 ft) 
-15.2 m to 10668 m (-50 ft to 35,000 ft) 



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Environmental 



Airborne contaminant level G1 or lower as defined by ANSI/ISA-S71.04-1985 



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System Setup 37 



System Setup Overview 

System Setup allows you to: 

• change the system configuration information after you add, change, or 
remove any hardware in your computer. 

• set or change a user-selectable option such as the user password. 

• read the current amount of memory or set the type of hard drive installed. 

Before you use System Setup, it is recommended that you write down the 
System Setup screen information for future reference. 

/\ CAUTION: Unless you are an expert computer user, do not change the settings for 
this program. Certain changes can cause your computer to work incorrectly. 

Entering System Setup 

1. Turn on (or restart) your computer. 

2. When the blue DELL logo is displayed, you must watch for the F2 prompt to 
appear. 

3. Once the F2 prompt appears, press <F2> immediately. 

Wfa NOTE: The F2 prompt indicates that the keyboard has initialized. This prompt can 
appear very quickly, so you must watch for it to display, and then press <F2> . If you 
press <F2> before you are prompted, this keystroke will be lost. 

4. If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to 
wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then, shut down your 
computer and try again. 

System Setup Menu Options 

The following sections describe the menu options for the System Setup program 

General 

The following table describe the menu options of the General menu. 



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Option 



Description 



System Information 



Battery Information 
Boot Sequence 



Date/Time 



This section lists the primary hardware 
features of your computer. 

• System Information 

• Memory Information 

• Processor Information 

• Device Information 

Displays the battery status and the type of 
AC adapter connected to the computer. 

Allows you to change the order in which 
the computer attempts to find an operating 
system. 

Diskette Drive 
Internal HDD 
USB Storage Device 
CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive 
Onboard NIC 
CardbusNIC 

You can also select the Boot List option. 
The options are: 

• Legacy 

• UEFI 

Allows you to change the date and time. 



System Configuration 

The following table describe the menu options of the System Configuration 
menu. 



Option 



Description 



PJ^j NOTE: System Configuration contains options and settings related to integrated 

system devices. Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed 
in this section may or may not appear. 



Integrated NIC 



Allows you to configure the integrated 
network controller. The options are: 



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Option 



Description 



System Management 



Parallel Port 



Serial Port 



SATA Operation 



• Disabled 

• Enabled 

• Enabled w/PXE 

Default Setting: Enabled w/PXE 

Allows you to control the systems 
management mechanism. The options are: 

• Disabled 

• DASH/ASF 2.0 

Default Setting: DASH/ASF 2.0 

Allows you to configure the parallel port 
on the docking station. The options are: 

• Disabled 

• AT 

• PS2 

• ECP 

Default Setting: AT 

Allows you to configure the integrated 
serial port. The options are: 

Disabled 

C0M1 

COM2 

COM3 

COM4 

Default Setting: C0M1 

Allows you to configure the internal SATA 
hard-drive controller. The options are: 

• Disabled 

• ATA 

• AHCI 

• RAID On 

Default Setting: RAID On 



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Option 



Description 



USB Controller 



Miscellaneous Devices 



Wfa NOTE: SATA is configured to support 
RAID mode. 

Allows you to control the USB controller. 
The options are: 

• Enable Boot Support 

• Enable External USB Port 

Default Setting: Enable USB Controller and 
Enable External USB Port 

Allows you to enable or disable the 
following devices: 



Keyboard illumination 



Drives 



Internal Modem 

Microphone 

eSATA Ports 

Hard Drive Free Fall Protection 

Module Bay 

ExpressCard 

Camera 

You can also enable or disable: 

• Media Card and 1394 

• Enable Media Card only 

• Disable Media Card and 1394 

Default Setting: Media Card and 1394. 

Allows you to configure the keyboard 
illumination feature. The options are: 

Disabled 
Level is 25% 
Level is 50% 
Level is 75% 
Levels is 100% 

Default Setting: Level is 25% 

Allows you to configure the SATA drives 
on board. The options are: 



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Option Description 



• SATA-0 

• SATA-1 

• SATA-4 

• SATA-5 

Default Setting: All drives are enabled. 

Video 

The following table describe the menu options of the Video menu. 

Option Description 

LCD Brightness Allows you to set the display brightness 

depending up on the power source (On 
Battery and On AC). 

Enable Optimus This option enables or disables the Nvidia 

Optimus Technology applicable to 
Windows 7 only. 

Security 

The following table describe the menu options of the Security menu. 

Option Description 

Admin Password Allows you to set, change, or delete the 

administrator (admin) password. 

J^j NOTE: You must set the admin 

password before you set the system or 
hard drive password. 

J^j NOTE: Successful password changes 
take effect immediately. 

J^j NOTE: Deleting the admin password 
automatically deletes the system 
password and the hard drive 
password. 

J^j NOTE: Successful password changes 
take effect immediately. 

Default Setting: Not set 



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Option 



Description 



System Password 



Internal HDD-0 Password 



Password Bypass 



Password Change 



Strong Password 



OROM Keyboard Access 



Allows you to set, change, or delete the 
system password. 

Wfc NOTE: Successful password changes 
take effect immediately. 

Default Setting: Not set 

Allows you to set or change the system's 
internal hard-disk drive. 

J^j NOTE: Successful password changes 
take effect immediately. 

Default Setting: Not set 

Allows you to enable or disable the 
permission to bypass the System and the 
Internal HDD password, when they are 
set. The options are: 

• Disabled 

• Reboot bypass 

Default Setting: Disabled 

Allows you to enable the disable 
permission to the System and Hard Drive 
passwords when the admin password is 
set. 

Default Setting: Allow Non-Admin 
Password Changes is selected 

Allows you to enforce the option to always 
set strong passwords. 
Default Setting: Disabled 

Allows you to set an option to enter the 
Option ROM Configuration screens using 
hotkeys during boot. The options are: 

• Enable 

• One Time Enable 

• Disable 

Default Setting: Enable 



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Option 



Description 



TPM Security 



Computrace 



CPU XD Support 



Non-Admin Setup Changes 



Password Configuration 



Admin Setup Lockout 



Allows you to enable the Trusted Platform 
Module (TPM) during POST. 
Default Setting: Disabled 

Allows you to activate or disable the 
optional Computrace software The options 
are: 

• Deactivate 

• Disable 

• Activate 

Y^a N0TE: Tne Activate and Disable 
options will permanently activate or 
disable the feature and no further 
changes will be allowed 

Default Setting: Deactivate 

Allows you to enable the Execute Disable 
mode of the processor. 
Default Setting: Enabled 

Allows you to determine whether changes 

to the setup options are allowed when an 

Administrator Password is set. If disabled, 

the setup options are locked by the admin 

password. 

Default Setting: Disabled 

Allows you to determine the minimum and 
maximum length of Administrator and 
System passwords. 

Allows you to prevent users from entering 

Setup when an Administrator password is 

set. 

Default Setting: Disabled 



Performance 

The following table describe the menu options of the Performance menu. 



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Option 



Description 



Multi Core Support 



Intel SpeedStep 



C=States Control 



Limit CPUID 



Intel TurboBoost 



HyperThread Control 



Allows you to enable or disable multi-core 
support for the processor. The options are: 

• All 

• 1 

• 2 

Default Setting: All 

Allows you to enable or disable the Intel 
SpeedStep feature. 
Default Setting: Enabled 

Allows you to enable or disable the 
additional processor sleep states. 

Default Setting: The options C states, C3, 
C6, Enhanced C-states, and C7 options are 
selected/enabled. 

Allows you to limit the maximum value the 

processor Standard CPUID Function will 

support. 

Default Setting: Enable CPUID Limit 

Allows you to enable or disable the Intel 
TurboBoost mode of the processor. 
Default Setting: Enabled 

Allows you to enable or disable the 
HyperThreading in the processor. 
Default Setting: Enabled 



Power Management 

The following table describe the menu options of the Power Management menu. 

Option Description 



AC Behavior 



Allows you to enable or disable the 
computer from turning on automatically 
when an AC adapter is connected. 
Default Setting: Disabled 



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Option 



Description 



Auto On Time 



USB Wake Support 



Allows you to set the time at which the 
computer must turn on automatically. The 
options are: 

• Disabled 

• Every Day 

• Weekdays 

Default Setting: Disabled 

Allows you to enable USB devices to wake 
the system from Standby. 
Default Setting: Disabled 

J^j NOTE: This feature is only functional 
when the AC power adapter is 
connected. If the AC power adapter is 
removed during Standby, the system 
setup will remove power from all of the 
USB ports to conserve battery power. 



Wireless Radio Control 



Wake on LAN/WLAN 



Allows you to enable or disable the feature 
that automatically switches from wired or 
wireless networks without depending on 
the physical connection. 

Default Setting: The options Control WLAN 
radio and Control WWAN radio are 
selected. 

This field allows the computer to power up 
from the off state when triggered by a 
special LAN signal or from Hibernate state 
when triggered by a special wireless LAN 
signal. Wake-up from the Standby state is 
unaffected by this setting and must be 
enabled in the operating system. This 
feature only works when the computer is 
connected to AC power. 

• Disabled — Does not allow the system 
to power on when it receives a wake- 
up signal from the LAN or wireless 
LAN. 



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Option 



Description 



• LAN Only — Allows the system to be 
powered on by special LAN signals. 

• WLAN Only — Allows the system to be 
powered on by special WLAN signals. 

• LAN or WLAN — Allows the system to 
be powered on by special LAN or 
wireless LAN signals. 

Default Setting: Disabled 

ExpressCharge Allows you to enable or disable the 

ExpressCharge feature. The options are: 

• Standard 

• ExpressCharge 

Default Setting: ExpressCharge 

POST Behavior 

The following table describe the menu options of the POST Behavior menu. 



Option 



Description 



Adapter Warnings 



Keypad (Embedded) 



Allows you to enable or disable the system 
setup (BIOS) warning messages when you 
use certain power adapters. 
Default Setting: Enable Adapter Warnings 

Allows you to choose one or two methods 
to enable the keypad that is embedded in 
the internal keyboard. 



Mouse/Touchpad 



• Fn Key Only 

• ByNumLk 

Default Setting: Fn Key Only 

Allows you to define how the system 
handles mouse and touchpad input. The 
options are: 

• Serial Mouse 

• PS2 Mouse 

• Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse 



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Option 



Description 



Numlock Enable 



Fn Key Emulation 



POST HotKeys 



Fastboot 



Default Setting: Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse 

Allows you to enable the Numlock option 
when the computer boots. 
Default Setting: Enable Numlock 

Allows you to set the option where the 
<Scroll Lock> key is used to simulate the 
<Fn> key feature. 
Default Setting: Enable Fn Key Emulation 

Allows you enable the sign-on screen 
message display indicating the keystroke 
sequence to access the System Setup 
option menu. 

Default Setting: Enable F12 Boot Option 
Menu 

Allows to set the option to speed up the 
boot process. The options are: 

• Minimal 

• Thorough 

• Auto 

Default Setting: Thorough 



Virtualization Support 

The following table describe the menu options of the Virtualization Support 
menu. 



Option 



Description 



Virtualization 



VT for Direct I/O 



Trusted Execution 



Allows you to enable or disable the Intel 
Virtualization Technology. 

Default Setting: Enable Intel Virtualization 
Technology 

Allows you to enable or disable 
Virtualization Technology for Direct I/O. 
Default Setting: Disabled 

This option specifies wether a Measured 
Virtual Machine Monitor (MVMM) can 



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Option 



Description 



utilize the additional hardware capabilities 

provided by Intel Trusted Execution 

Technology. The TPM Virtualization 

Technology and Virtualization Technology 

for Direct I/O must be enabled to use this 

feature. 

Default Setting: Disabled 

Wireless 

The following table describe the menu options of the Wireless menu. 
Option Description 



Wireless Switch 



Wireless Device Enable 



Allows to set the wireless devices that can 
be controlled by the wireless switch. The 
options are: 

• WWAN 

• WLAB 

• Bluetooth 

Default Setting: All the options are 
selected. 

Allows you to enable or disable the 
wireless devices. 

Default Setting: All the options are 
selected. 



Maintenance 
Option 



Description 



Service Tag 



Asset Tag 



Displays the Service Tag of your 
computer. 



Li 



NOTE: If a Service Tag has not been 
set for this system, the computer will 
automatically bring up this screen 
when users enter the BIOS. You will be 
prompted to enter the Service Tag. 



Displays the Asset Tag. 



System Logs 

The following table describe the menu options of the System Logs menu. 



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Option 



Description 



BIOS Events 
DellDiag Events 
Thermal Events 
Power Events 



Allows you to view and clear the System 
Setup (BIOS) POST events. 

Allows you to view and clearthe DellDiag 
events. 

Allows you to view and clearthe Thermal 
events. 

Allows you to view and clear the Power 
events. 



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Device Status Lights 

/l\ Turns on when you turn on the computer and blinks when the computer is in a 
power management mode. 

P Turns on when the computer reads or writes data. 

S Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate battery charge status. 

(<i>) Turns on when wireless networking is enabled. 

Battery Status Lights 

If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet the battery light operates as 
ollows: 

Alternately blinking amber light and blue light — An unauthenticated or 
unsupported non-Dell AC adapter is attached to your laptop. 

Alternately blinking amber light with steady blue light — Temporary battery 
failure with AC adapter present. 

Constantly blinking amber light — Fatal battery failure with AC adapter 
present. 

Light off — Battery in full charge mode with AC adapter present. 

Blue light on — Battery in charge mode with AC adapter present. 

Diagnostics 

• De vice Status Lights 

• Battery Status Lights 

• LED Error Codes 



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Device Status Lights 

/K Turns on when you turn on the computer 

and blinks when the computer is in a 
power management mode. 

p) Turns on when the computer reads or 

writes data. 

r^i Turns on steadily or blinks to indicate 

battery charge status. 

<© Turns on when wireless networking is 

enabled. 



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Turns on when a card with Bluetooth 
wireless technology is enabled. To turn off 
only the Bluetooth wireless technology 
function, right-click the icon in the system 
tray and select Disable Bluetooth Radio. 

Battery Status Lights 

If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet the battery light operates as 
follows: 

• Alternately blinking amber light and blue light — An unauthenticated or 
unsupported non-Dell AC adapter is attached to your laptop. 

• Alternately blinking amber light with steady blue light — Temporary battery 
failure with AC adapter present. 

• Constantly blinking amber light — Fatal battery failure with AC adapter 
present. 

• Light off — Battery in full charge mode with AC adapter present. 

• Blue light on — Battery in charge mode with AC adapter present. 

LED Error Codes 

The following table shows the possible LED codes that may display when your 
computer is unable to complete a power on self test. 

Diagnostic LED Error Description 

HDD/ Battery Wireless 

Storage 



LEDl 



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Diagnostic LED Error Description 

Solid Solid The microcontroller is handing control of the 

Blinking system to the processor. This code persists if no 

processor is detected. 

Solid Blinking Solid The memory has encountered an error. 

Blinking Blinking Blinking A system board component is faulty. 

Blinking Blinking Solid The video card is preventing the system from 

completing POST. 

Blinking Blinking Off The keyboard is preventing the system from 

completing POST. 

Blinking Off Blinking The USB controller encountered a problem during 

initialization. 

Solid Blinking Blinking No SODIMMs are installed. 

Blinking Solid Blinking The LCD encountered a problem during 

initialization. 

Off Blinking Blinking The modem is preventing the system from 

completing POST. 



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Contacting Dell 39 

Contacting Dell 

To contact Dell for sales, technical support or customer service issues: 

1. Visitsupport.dell.com. 

2. Verify your country or region in the Choose a Country/Region drop-down 
menu at the bottom of the page. 

3. Click Contact Us on the left side of the page. 

4. Select the appropriate service or support link based on your need. 

5. Choose the method of contacting Dell that is convenient for you. 



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